I'd decided to start this post with the fabulous flowers of Aloe striatula—which now goes by tongue twister Aloiampelos striatula—when I realized just how fitting it was, as these were sent to me by a friend, Joseph Tychonievich. So many plants in my garden have come from friends.
Joseph grew these plants from seed, seriously! I should have got an overall shot of the plant, but I'll do another post sometime soon that shows the succulent leaves. In the meantime I've never noticed that white border and slight green shading around the tip of the flowers on other Aloiampelos striatula blooms. I've always thought they were just yellow. Perhaps these are special in more ways than one?
These two flowers represent multiple sarracenia blooms in the garden this month. I didn't want to bore you with too many photos.
Ha! Who am I kidding, there are 34 photos in this post. It's gonna be a long one! Passiflora 'Amethyst Jewel'...
Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty'
Thalictrum ichangense 'Evening Star'
Unlabeled bromeliad, the bright flower belongs to the yellow and green leaves.
Clifford, our big leaved Magnolia macrophylla has been blooming for a few weeks...
I've been waiting for this flower to open, since it's the only one that's low enough on the tree that I could easily snap a photo.
Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'
Abutilon 'Nuabtang' aka 'Lucky Lantern Tangerine'
Lomatia tinctoria—I'd previously said I thought my pruning of this plant and cut off all the chances of it flowering but, I was wrong!
The last Echium wildpretii blooms of the year.
Passiflora 'Snow Queen'
That's it for the back garden, now we're in the driveway. This stock tank was supposed to be the cutting garden. That mass of bright green foliage is Moluccella laevis, Bells-of-Ireland.
Sadly I must have got a dud batch of seeds as they're all foliage and very little bells.
Also in the tank, Nigella, love-in-a-mist.
I've cut a few of these for a vase, but I'm trying to leave the flowers alone, as it's the seed heads I really want.
Abutilon megapotamicum 'Paisley', which overwintered in a container and has already put out a few flowers.
My gifted bougainvillea, which is rebelling against our lack of sun with a reduced amount of flowers.
This poor Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Lemon Queen' is all bent over because the little bunny that has been visiting our front garden likes to hang out here. He's also been snacking on black mondo grass and Berkheya purpurea, I am not amused.
Here's another, upright, as it should be.
Grevillea x gaudichaudii
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Callistemon viridiflorus 'Xera Compact'
And finally, a nod to the Yucca filamentosa that will probably be bloomed out by July's Bloomday.
There are 18 bloom-spikes across the front garden, that's gonna be spectacular!
As always, I thank our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens for logging links to all the blogs participating in this monthly celebration of blooms.
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